Cornhole tourney will benefit Camp Hope


By Kelly Duncan - kduncan@civitasmedia.com



WHITMIRE — The Whitmire Jaycees are undertaking various projects this year to encourage the community to get involved while also having fun.

First up is the Jaycees’ inaugural Cornhole Tournament, a fundraiser for a state project the Jaycees sponsor called Jaycee Camp Hope.

The tournament will take place at 3 p.m. March 11 at the Teddy Weaver Gym, commonly known as the city gym.

Jaycee Camp Hope is a statewide residential camp for those with intellectual disabilities. It has been supported by South Carolina Jaycees since 1969 and is located outside Clemson Outdoor Lab.

“For some of the campers and their families, Jaycee Camp Hope is the only opportunity for a retreat,” said Christianna Gilliam. “While it is a learning retreat for the camper, it is a well received life retreat for the parents that give so unselfishly every day. This camp would not be possible if it were not for the generous donors of South Carolina.”

The tournament will be held throughout the day, and as Gilliam said, the more people that compete the better. The tournament will be played in a double elimination format and will be following cornhole tournament rules, with all proceeds going to Camp Hope.

“We want everyone to come out for our ‘Holes for Hope’ cornhole tournament. You can have fun and meet new people by watching and you can learn how to play the game. If you already know how to play, then you can join in on the fun and get bragging rights to help us raise money for Jaycee Camp Hope,” said Adam Lingefelt, chairman for the event.

Anyone interested in competing can talk to any Whitmire Jaycee, send an email to whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com or call the Whitmire Jaycees message line at 803-944-1116. There is no deadline for participants to sign up, but there is an admission fee of $2 to watch the tournament.

The first place winner will receive a cash prize and bragging rights. The Whitmire Jaycees also will be selling hot dog plates with drinks, which can be pre-ordered through any Whitmire Jaycee. Music also will be featured.

Competitors must be 16 or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to watch the tournament. Cornhole boards and bags will be provided on the day of the tournament. Entry fees for teams to play are $15, and participants can pay the day of the event.

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By Kelly Duncan

kduncan@civitasmedia.com

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

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